This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standard Guidelines.
In 2018, the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines were superseded by the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI standards). For this metric, the code G4-EN14-a is used in company reporting prior to 2018, and the new GRI 304-4 code used in reporting from 2018 onwards. The methodology for the former G4 standard for this metric can be found here.
In the context of the GRI Standards, the environmental dimension of sustainability concerns an organization’s impacts on living and non-living natural systems, including land, air, water, and ecosystems.
GRI 304 addresses the topic of biodiversity. Protecting biological diversity is important for ensuring the survival of plant and animal species, genetic diversity, and natural ecosystems. In addition, natural ecosystems provide clean water and air, and contribute to food security and human health. Biodiversity also contributes directly to local livelihoods, making it essential for achieving poverty reduction, and thus sustainable development.
These concepts are covered in key instruments of the United Nations. The disclosures in this Standard can provide information about an organization’s impacts related to biodiversity, and how it manages them.
To answer this metric question you need identify the total number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by the operations of the organization, for a specific year. Start by searching publicly available documents like Annual and CSR reports.
Relevant Definition: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - An inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (68).
Keywords and search terms for this metric:
- Red List
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If the organization reports information on level of extinction risk (i.e. Critically endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Near threatened, Least concern), please include in the comment field.